California Water Service Named a Top Workplace in Bay Area for Fourth Consecutive Year

SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/29/15 -- For the fourth year in a row, California Water Service (Cal Water), the largest subsidiary of California Water Service Group (NYSE: CWT), has been named one of the Top Workplaces in the Bay Area by the Bay Area News Group. The 2015 honor was given to the company based on input provided by the local company employees.

Cal Water is a regulated water utility with 359 employees in the Bay Area. The company serves approximately 375,000 people through 109,800 customer connections in Atherton, Cupertino, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Livermore, Menlo Park, Mountain View, Portola Valley, Redwood City, San Carlos, San Mateo, South San Francisco, Sunnyvale, and Woodside. Cal Water serves more than 1.9 million people through 477,900 customer connections statewide.

"We are committed to providing our customers with quality, service, and value. We recognize the best way to do so is by making sure we have the best employees in our industry," said Martin A. Kropelnicki, Cal Water President and CEO. "To do that, we maintain an environment that encourages personal growth, allows for career advancements, promotes longevity, and creates an environment where every employee is important. Our business is about service, and excellent service starts with great employees."

The rankings in the Top Workplaces are based on survey information collected and analyzed by an independent research company specializing in employee engagement and retention. The survey asks employees how they feel about company leadership, compensation and training, diversity/inclusion, career development, family-friendly flexibility, and values and ethics.

California Water Service Group is the parent company of California Water Service, Washington Water Service Company, New Mexico Water Service Company, Hawaii Water Service Company, Inc., CWS Utility Services, and HWS Utility Services, LLC. Together these companies employ 1,105 people who provide regulated and non-regulated water service to approximately 2 million people in more than 100 California, Washington, New Mexico, and Hawaii communities. The company's common stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "CWT." More information is available at